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Marcel Sabitzer opens the door for permanent Man Utd move, speaks on title hopes

Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has opened the door to staying with Manchester United following his short-term loan deal from Bayern Munich.

The 28-year-old signed for the Red Devils from the German champions on deadline day and he has already made three appearances for the club.

His best performance came in the 2-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday. He provided a superb pass for Luke Shaw, who assisted Marcus Rashford’s goal.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Sabitzer has now said that he is feeling very good at the club and refused to rule out the possibility of extending his stay.

He said: “It’s a loan at the moment, that’s all I can say. I like it here, I’m feeling very good here, I like the team, I like the club, the atmosphere in Old Trafford. We will see what happens in the summer.”

Sabitzer added that a title bid looks hard at the moment, but the club could have a chance if they can pile the pressure on Arsenal and Manchester City with regular wins.

He added: “It’s hard, we’re a bit behind them, but when we keep on going, doing our job, be ready for that and we will see. There are big games ahead, big things ahead, we have to keep going.”

United should sign Sabitzer on a permanent deal

United pulled off a tremendous move on deadline day by signing Sabitzer on a temporary basis.

The Austrian has been solid with his performances thus far. He has had no trouble in adapting to the intensity of the Premier League and has already become a key player under manager Erik ten Hag.

Sabitzer has yet to make goal contributions for United but has come close to finding the back of the net. Illan Meslier pulled out a tremendous save earlier this month to deny him a long-range goal.

In our opinion, United should consider signing him on a permanent deal if he continues to impress. He would be a quality rotation player next season regardless of another marquee midfield signing.

The final call obviously depends on United and Ten Hag. Bayern also need to be willing to do business. They could be open to cashing in on the €20 million-rated star, who was only a fringe player for them.

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